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in u.s. sports history. james said he didn't make up his mind until just before last night's announcement. >> i'm going to take my town to south beach and join the miami heat. >> reporter: the announcement set off wild celebrations in miami and anger in cleveland, where former fans burned james' number 23 cavaliers jersey. >> that's the absolute worst decision ever. queen james, not king james. >> i'm looking forward to it. >> reporter: james insists he never wanted to leave the cavaliers but decided it was time to move on. by signing with miami, he left more than $30 million on the table in cleveland and he joins his former olympic teammates dwyane wade and chris bosh, forming a super trio james says gives him the best chance to win a championship. >> it's going to give me the best opportunity to win and to win for multiple years. and not only just to win in the regular season or just to win five games in a row or three games in a row. i want to be able to win championships. and i feel like i can compete down there. >> reporter: the cavaliers' owner dan gilbert is outraged
" was granted early access to the document and says they also suggest the u.s. feared pakistan may have actually helped the taliban. in a statement sunday, national security adviser general james jones called the leak a threat to national security, which could put the lives of americans and our partner at risk. the documents are largely what's called raw intelligence, reports from junior officers in the field that analysts use to advise policymakers. the website first gained international attention in april when it posted this classified helicopter cockpit video of a 2007 attack in baghdad. the clip apparently shows u.s. army helicopters firing on suspected insurgents. among the dead were believed to be two journalist. the u.s. military has charged bradley manning with passing along the information. as for this latest leak, one u.s. official says it may take days to comb through all of the documents and figure out exactly how much damage has been done. and the site says the document, quote, don't generally cover top-secret operations and they say they are delaying the release of 15,000 other doc
. >>> in other news, in afghanistan this morning, nato confirmed it has recovered the body of a u.s. navy sailor killed in a taliban ambush. he's identified as petty officer justin mcneley, age 30, the nephew of a colorado state legislator. he was one of two americans who went missing on friday. their shot-up vehicle found 80 miles south of kabul. the taliban claimed they captured the other sailor alive. >>> also this morning, continued fallout from a nato air strike friday in southern afghanistan. nato command is denying afghan government claims that the helicopter attack killed 52 civilians. a nato spokesman says it investigated the incident and found that six taliban fighters were killed, but no civilians. >>> in washington, the obama administration is in full damage control mode following that huge leak of military secrets. more than 90,000 field reports from u.s. troops in afghanistan were released by the wikileaks website which says it will post even more soon. david martin reports. >> reporter: most of the reports document what is already well known. for years the u.s. has not had enough
steps must happen first before this exchange can take place, but sources say the deal will get done. u.s. officials aren't saying whether one of the biggest spy swaps in decades is about to go down. >> this is a, as we said earlier, a law enforcement manner. >> i would have to refer to you the justice department. >> reporter: according to the family of a russian scientist convicted of spying for the u.s., that's exactly what's about to happen. sutyagin told officials that his brother igor is those who could be traded today for the ten alleged russian spies repeatly arrested in the u.s. they are accused of living formal lives while acting as agents. cia would want some sort of a confession before a swap would take place. guilty pleas mean both countries could avoi a high-profile lengthy trial. spies were transferred to new york where all will be arraigned today. american officials have also met with the russian ambassador. >> you have a budgetedi ibundli issues so if a deal is struck it can be struck efficiently. >> reporter: the suspected agents apparently didn't do much damage. in fact,
an easy relationship with the u.s., but clinton went out of her way to show hamid karzai respect. even as she embraced the afghan government's effort to step up and take control of the country, clinton reminded delegates that there's still much work to be done. >> we have no intention of abandoning our long term mission of achieving the kind of afghanistan that president karzai set forth in his speech. >> reporter: afghan president hamid karzai said his government was ready to take more control of the war against insurgents and also the billions of dollars of foreign aid flowing in to afghanistan. but with greater control comes greater responsibility. afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and delegates from more than 60 different countries are demanding the afghan government cleans up its act. the secretary of state was delivering a delicately balanced message. on one hand promising the u.s. has a long term commitment to the afghan cause. on the other, reminding everyone that president obama would like to see u.s. troop numbers here start to fall in a year's tim
more to cover the costs of the largest oil spill in u.s. history. and bp says it will claim a tax credit for the cost of the clean-up and that could cost taxpayers about $10 billion. betty, we'll see how that goes over. >> yeah, we shall see. tara mergener joining us live in washington. thank you. >>> also in the gulf of mexico, workers are battling a new oil spill. 100-foot plume of oil and natural gas is spewing from a well head just off the louisiana coast after being struck by a passing barge on tuesday. clean-up crews already in the area laid boom around the site and it's hoped the well can be recapped quickly. >>> after months of delay in congress an emergency military funding bill is on its way to president obama. mr. obama asked for the nearly $59 billion measure in february. mostly to pay for the extra 30,000 u.s. troops he sent to afghanistan. passed by the house tuesday, it pushes the cost of the wars in iraq and afghanistan to over $1 trillion. >>> and as the cost of the afghanistan war mount, public support for it continues to decline. even before the wikileaks websit
is needed to stop illegals and smugglers from flooding across the u.s./mexico border. but as bill whitaker reports, the border region is not the lawless territory many believe it is. >> the border is more secure now than it's ever been. >> reporter: murder, burglaries, rape, the major crimes, up or down on the border? >> they're down. >> reporter: down? >> violence in the cities is down. >> reporter: according to the fbi, that's true across the southern border this decade. in san diego, violent crime is down 17%. in phoenix, down 10%. el paso, texas, one of the safest cities in the u.s., violent crime down 36%. and it sits right across from juarez, mexico, one of the deadliest cities on earth. west along the border in nogales, arizona -- >> this is a very safe environment. >> reporter: chris, a third generation produce distributor says it's as safe as 20 years ago. one reason? >> we're definitely seeing more border patrol over the last few years. >> reporter: border patrol chief is in charge of the 262-mile tucson sector that covers nogales. 338 agents patrol today, up from a decade ago. w
was misunderstood. >>> and in afghanistan this morning, u.s. forces are fighting under a new commander. general david petraeus said on the fourth of july that the u.s. and its allies are, quote, engaged in a contest of wills and he intends to win it. joel brown has more. >> reporter: the 130,000 troops in afghanistan have a new leader. >> we are in this to win. that is our clear objective. >> reporter: general david petraeus, form soon to command forces in kabul, taking oef from general stanley mcchrystal, fired last week after the general and his aides were quoted mocking the obama administration. >> we have arrived at a critical moment. >> reporter: petraeus says despite the change in command, the mission in afghanistan remains the same. >> we must help afghan leaders develop their security forces and governing capacity so they can over time take on the tasks of securing their country and see to the needs of their people. >> reporter: petraeus takes over as u.s. casualties are on the rise and support for the nine-year-old war shrinks back home. the general who led the surge in iraq will try t
to see leave. in mexico, at least three people have died as a result of this storm, but so far in the u.s., early reports indicate no deaths, serious injuries or major damage. emily? >> okay. whit johnson, thank you, on south padre island. thanks, whit. >>> while alex stayed south of the gulf oil spill, the big storm whipped up high waves that stalled cleanup efforts and pushed more oil-polluted water inland. mark strassmann has that part of the story. >> reporter: leoda bladsacker walked on to grand isle beach worried. what do you see? >> what do i see? i see alex churning up that gulf and churning up that oil, and i know before it's over with, we're going to get a bunch of it, just when. >> reporter: when? right away. bladsacker looked behind her, one tar ball, then hundreds more, some actually washing over the boom in churning waves like this one. see this oil? it's also new, pushed to shore by alex. all summer long, that spill out on the gulf will be the wild card in what forecasters say will be a very active hurricane season. the good news, a hurricane's force should help break up or
, sandra hughes. >>> the u.s. consulate in juarez is closing. that comes about four months after drug gang hit and killed four people connected to the consulate including a u.s. counselor employee and her husband. >>> meanwhile, one of the top leaders of mexico's most powerful drug cartel has been killed in a gun battle. the mexican army calls his death the biggest strike against the cartel in years. >>> july has become the deadliest month of the afghan war for u.s. forces. three american service members died in two explosions in southern afghanistan on thursday and that brings the death toll for july to 63 americans killed. casualties have been rising steadily this year as nato forces go on the offensive against taliban strongholds. >>> in other news, the investigation into the leaks of tens of thousands of afghan war documents could stretch beyond the military. terrell brown is in washington with the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we've always been under the impression these documents were leaked from someone within the military. defense secretary r
oil drilling off the u.s. coastline. the new ban would run until november 30th if it gets legal challenges. federal courts rejected the administration's first drilling moratorium. >>> it does appear a deadly shooting rampage in new mexico was triggered by a child custody battle. it began outside a factory in albuquerque. robert reza shot and wounded his girlfriend and then entered the plant where he killed two and wounded three more before taking his own life. he fired up to 25 shots. his girlfriend is in critical condition. >>> now to the controversial diabetes drug avandia. today a panel begins two days of hearings on whether to pull the medication off the market. numerous studies have linked avandia to increased risk of heart attack and stroke. armen keteyian reports. >> we started her on avandia -- >> reporter: for dr. mary money, the medical alarm first sounded in her office 11 years ago. shortly after this country doctor first started prescribing a new diabetes drug. >> avandia has helped keep my blood sugar down for about a year now. >> the first patient that i put on the
are charged in aiding in the cover-up. >>> an iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the u.s. is apparently on his way back home this morning. shahram amiri said he can explain everything that's happened to him over the past 14 months. amiri once said he was kidnapped by the cia and then retracted that claim. >>> the so-called barefoot bandit is back in the u.s. colton harris-moore arrived in miami to face prosecution for what authorities say was a two-year string of thefts and break-ins in the u.s. he was captured in the bahamas yesterday and he'll be taken to seattle where he was indicted. >>> three more american troops have been killed in afghanistan. a car bomb slammed into the entrance of police headquarters in kandahar and attackers followed, firing machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades. five after gans were also killed in that attack. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch," markets in asia are up sharply this morning. ashley morrison is in new york with the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning. a huge day in asia. japan's nikkei hit a three-week high, jumping more than 2.5%. hong kon
of the country. in fact, several bombs. 14 u.s. and international troops have been killed in afghanistan so far this month. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meets with president obama at the white house this morning. netanyahu left israel last night. but before leave, netanyahu endorsed a u.s. proposal for direct peace talks with the palestinians. the two leaders are expected to discuss the israeli black kad of the gaza strips. >>> stocks in asia made a modest recovery this morning. ashley morrison joins us in new york. >> reporter: good morning. well, asian markets finally climbed back out of the red after gains in chinese stocks. the nikkei rose 0.75% while the hang seng was also up. wall street gets back to work today after the long holiday weekend with stocks knocking on a bear market. last week the dow lost 457 points, that's a 4.5% drop. the nasdaq also gave back almost 6%. >>> a new report predicts job hire management second half of 2010 will be much like the first half. moderate, but consistent. 41% of businesses surveyed said they plan to hire new employees over the next f
immigrants in to the u.s. it happened in a sparsely populated area where rival gangs often battle for control of trafficking routes. >>> president obama again called for immigration reform in a speech to latino groups on thursday and republicans again responded by saying the first step must be to secure america's borders. the president also took another shot at arizona's new immigration law scheduled to take effect this month. karen brown reports. >> reporter: this video will help train police in arizona to enforce the state's controversial new immigration law. >> racial profiling was illegal before this law. nothing will have changed. absolutely nothing. >> reporter: the law requires officers to question people they've stopped if they suspect that person is in the country illegally. there are nearly half a million illegal immigrants in arizona. >> states like arizona have decided to take matters into their own hands. >> reporter: the national outcry over the law in april compelled the president to deliver his first speech on immigration. he's pushing for a pathway to citizenship for the 11 m
. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in hanoi this morning celebrating the 15th anniversary of normalized u.s./vietnam relations. clinton arrived today for two days of talks. much of the discussion is expected to center on the threat posed by north korea. clinton came to hanoi from seoul, where she announced new u.s. sanctions against north korea. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch," stocks in asia were mostly mixed this morning. ashley morrison is here in new york with the latest on that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, betty. asian markets had a shaky start following wall street's declines. japan's nikkei lost 0.5% while hong kong agency hang seng was mostly lower. today wall street gets the latest on the housing market and a look at the weekly jobless claim numbers. wednesday stocks sputtered after ben bernanke told congress the economy remains fragile and the outlook uncertain. the dow lost 109 points while the nasdaq gave back 35. >>> government watchdogs say a $50 billion program to help people avoid foreclosure isn't even making a dent. a special inspector general found mortgage
an appeal today with the ninth u.s. circuit court, asking for the injunction to be lifted. way too soon, betty, to jump to any conclusions. the federal judge that ruled in this case ruled for the federal government in a preliminary matter. of course, her decision could change a little later on, betty. >> no doubt. but on the whole, what does this mean for states considering similar laws? >> reporter: you know, betty, it doesn't mean very much at all. there are 20 states considering legislation, at least somewhat similar to this. two of those states, let's say texas or new jersey, it doesn't really have much of a holding for them at all. this is just one judge's ruling and one state and one case, but you can bet this will lead to debate for years, potentially who knows, maybe up to the supreme court. we'll have to see. >> it's already sparked a lot of debate. terrell brown joining us live in washington. thank you. >>> in other news -- an investigation is under way at an alaska air base this morning following the crash of a military cargo jet with four people on board. it happened last ni
obama's former u.s. senate seat. before instructing the jury yesterday, the judge said he did not expect a quick verdict. >>> and today president obama appears where no president has before. daytime television. mr. obama taped his appearance on "the view" wednesday. he answered questions from the five hosts of the show and started with some jokes. >> i was trying to find a show that michelle actually watched. and so i thought, this is it right here. >> this is one of our favorite shows. >> all those new shows she's like, let me get the clicker. >> come on, michelle obama, you have to watch this show at least. the president said the country had gone through, quote, a tough stretch since he came to office. he said his administration is trying to create jobs. he also urged the senate to pass a package of tax cuts and loan relief for small businesses. >>> well, some long, private papers of president franklin roosevelt are now in the national archives. they include a 1933 letter of congratulations from italian dictator mussolini and fdr's handwritten must do list from 1935. on it are the wagn
. excessive heat warnings have been in effect in parts of the u.s. for two weeks now and no relief in sooilt. today much of the country will feel like or have actual temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. michelle miller reports. >> reporter: dozens of competitors were treated for heat exhaustion at the new york city triathlon. swimming, biking and running. it is the middle of july. what were you thinking? >> it's hot. it's hot. it felt like 120 degrees. >> it was tough. this is the hardest one i have ever done. >> reporter: it's uncomfortable from coast to coast. in the west the heat is sparking dangerous fires. warm water in the pacific called an el nino is blamed for getting 2010 off to the hottest start ever around the world. june was a record high breaker in new jersey, delaware and north carolina. and in all 31 states were above average in june, and some scientists believe that could be a trend. >> some temperatures of 105 degrees in the northeast, those type of events are expected to occur much more frequently in the future. >> we've been getting august weather in june. >> reporter: hot w
opened to control the high water. >>> the american soldier who allegedly leaked a video showing a u.s. helicopter attacking unarmed men in iraq has been charged. army specialist bradley manning is accused of leaking classified data and putting national security at risk. the video shows a group of men in baghdad being shot by an apache helicopter back in 2007. it was posted last april on if convicted, manning faces up to 52 years in jail. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch," most stocks in asia edged down this morning. ashley morrison is new york with the latest on that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, betty. asian markets got the jitters after weak numbers in a u.s. service sector report. japan's nikkei slid 0.5% while hong kong's hang seng lost about 1%. wall street has broken its seven-day losing streak. tuesday was another up and down day for stocks but they did finish higher. the dow gained 57 points while the nasdaq added 2. bp's shares jumped 9% on news they announced they don't plan to issue new stock for clean-up in the gulf. that's good news to shareholde
, everybody, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. the worst offshore oil leak in u.s. history has stopped, at least for now. take a look at this. this is a live picture in something we haven't seen in fearly three months. bp's latest containment cap is holding and oil is no longer gushing into the gulf of mexico, but the a temporary fix and a lot of work remains. tara mergener is in washington joining us live. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. as you said, this fix is not permanent but there is a big sense of relief this morning, albeit, a cautious one. bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job, at least for now. >> i think everyone feels we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: for the first time thursday the company managed to block the flow of oil with a new tighter fitting cap. it's what gulf coast residents have been waiting fearly three months for. >> that's part of the problem is over. >> reporter: no one is sell braying just yet. engineers must closely monitor the pressure buildup to make sure the well stays intact and no new leaks erupt. >> once we
. in the video recorded before the inciden incidence, faisal shahzad says the u.s. willpy for attacks on muslims killed in iraq and afghanistan. >> all muslim arabs that are been martyred i will take vengeance on their baffle. >> shahzad is a u.s. citizen born and raised in pakistan. he was captured days after the bomb attempt and confessed. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" asia markets are lower this morning. ashley morrison is in new york with the latest on that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you. that's right, profit-takers in asia pushed markets lower. japan's nikkei lost about 1% while hong kong's hang seng lost more than 1.5%. today wall street gets a look at the weekly jobless claims as well as earnings reports from google and jpmorgan case. wednesday stocks managed to stay on the upside despite a weaker economic forecast from the fed. the dow pinched up three points while the nasdaq added seven. >>> more than 1 million american households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year. more than 500,000 were lost in the first six months of the year as lenders worked their
this week in a b bahamian court. he could be extradited back to the u.s. >>> today marks six months since haiti was devastated by a powerful earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people. despite more than $3 billion in international aid, much of the caribbean nation is still in ruins. more than 1.5 million people remain homeless, surviving in 1200 tent cities scatter add cross the country. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch," a mixed day for asian markets. ashley morrison is in new york with the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning to you. an up and down day in asia with most markets making gains. hang seng added 0.5%. earning season kicks off today on wall street. several companies will release their profits today, including alocoa, jpmorgan and general electric. last week saw a major surge for the market. the dow was up more than 5%, the best weekly performance this year. the nasdaq also gained about 5%. >>> wall street appears to have faith in the economic recovery. since employment bottomed out in february, new york financial companies have added nearly 2,000 jobs, a trend that's
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